As seen in The Scotsman

As seen in The Scotsman

03 Apr 2024

Interview: entrepreneur Andy Murray shares a name with the tennis star, but instead hopes to win new sales with the Edinburgh-based The Drinks Bakery


Entrepreneur Andy Murray was once an extra on the Hollywood film Vertical Limit, which involved being on a New Zealand mountain "pretty much every day for about three months... it was great fun". His role saw him sporting a bright yellow jacket ("you can't miss me" he laughs) that he explains is the same colour as the packaging of one of his firm The Drinks Bakery's four types of savoury biscuits - Lancashire cheese and spring onion to be precise - crafted to accompany a drink. 


And now, the business that is based in Edinburgh's Leith is toasting its range, which it calls Drinks Biscuits, being signed to feature on the shelves of all Whole Foods Market stores in the UK. "It's always nice to get the products into a retailer that you've had your eye on for a while," says Murray, who holds the title of "chief biscuiteer". Each of the quartet of products is made with a different kind of artisan cheese to complement certain types of beverage, the Lancashire cheese one, for example, is designed to match, say, Speyside whisky or bitter beers and IPAs.


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